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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
926 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful new exhibit of essential American music history! Exhibits include a tiny Mississippi church, a recreation of the Stax studio, Isaac Hayes' Cadillac and his Oscar for the Shaft theme. Definitely worth the visit!

Thank TheOperative
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love your music and you're in Memphis, you HAVE to visit! Also pop in to the shop and buy a memento!

Thank PaulBox
Reviewed 3 days ago

wow as i walked around this place it felt like i had been transported back in time. to learn where it all started gave me a real insight to how much music had progressed and you could understand why the likes of Elvis Presley sounded...More

Thank roytonka
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great museum for soul fans or those who want to learn more about it. The museum is housed in a rebuilt version of the studio (the original was torn down), and tells the story of the rise and fall of the studio...More

Thank smilgaki
Reviewed 5 days ago

My main reason for going to Memphis was to visit STAX Museum. If you were raised in the 60s you might not know it, but this record lable helped form your life. The list of artists and hits that were recorded in that building is...More

Thank MerJim
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the museum explains, this was a famous studio because of the location (the Motown of the South in Memphis with a raw emotional vibe and in a sloping theater floor that improved the sound) and the times (transition during the civil rights movement). We...More

Thank 4Mack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was born in the mid 50's in England and grew up waiting for my elder brother to go out so I could sneak into his room and play his Stax records so was keen to visit the museum. It starts with an introductory film...More

Thank Jody M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What I liked about the visit is that the stories and exhibits were not only about Stax artists, but soul music in general.

Thank erickirani1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in the 60s and this was great fun learning about the music I loved growing up. The museum is well thought out and organized so that you learn about the roots of rock and roll. This museum is well worth visiting.

Thank lahtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed. There isn't much to see at Stax. If you need to pass 10 minutes this is the place.

Thank Ted A
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14 July 2017|
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Response from Judithelen | Reviewed this property |
I do not know....proably not probablyonly service dogs,,,contact the museum
jim k
3 February 2017|
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Response from tfloyds | Property representative |
Hi, Jim. We recommend at last an hour and a half, but if you're a fan of the music and history you might want to stay longer. There's a lot to read and a lot of video. Hope this helps! Thanks, Tim
31 January 2017|
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Response from tfloyds | Property representative |
Hi, bgk! No charge for parking. We have a very large fenced in, secure parking lot behind the museum. Come see us!